Public Relations pathway - Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies

The Public Relations pathway in the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies focuses on preparing you for communication management roles in corporate communication, consultancy work and internal communication.

It's a combination of critical and academic analysis, and experiential learning in a variety of real-life scenarios.

We're proud of our close relationships with industry leaders and professional associations, which can lead to great networking and mentoring opportunities.

This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies.

Start date: 2021

You need to complete 120 points in total.

Complete the following papers

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More details about papers in this programme

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Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Corporate communication executive
  • Public relations consultant
  • Marketing communications executive
  • Government communicator
  • Internal communications advisor
  • Media relations manager
  • Community relations manager
  • Social media manager
Key features
  • Supported by the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) and leading public relations consultancies
  • Strong links with industry leaders and professional associations
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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